If you planning to visit Rijeka,Croatia, and wants to leave your kids for 1-3 hour in a safe place, I recomending you a professional playground and babysitting in the middle of the city with a first class service...just visit www.carobnisvijet.com..it's possible to rent this place for birthsday party and etc...... for reasonable prices...
Fondest memory: This place is in the middle of Rijeka town and owner speaking foreign language verry well
Walking down Rijekas main strip THE KORZO sitting in a cafe ,taking in the atmosphere, there is a saying once you have drank the water from RIJEKA u alwayS come back i always did since 1998 , now you have TOWER CENTRE east side of Rijeka biggest shopping centre in CROATIA, top floor casino and movies , KOSTRENA ZURKOVO beach for a 5 km walk drink eat and swim skuba driving in the summer 15mins south of Rijeka by bus 10A zone1 bus ticket at kiosks15.50 kuna ,on the top of RIJEKA holy cross (SVETI KRIZ) bus 7A get off at the end which has a star observatory killer veiw , return bus ticket zone1 15.50 from the city buy at kiosks ,
(POVRATNA KARTA ZONE JEDAN)
Fondest memory: Getting on the tv news ,all pissed during 1998 WORLD CUP FRANCE on KOBLER PLACE fountainand it was pissing down run,and the cafe seat cusions were flying the air , sing CIRO MAJSTORE ,(CIRO MASTER) coach of the CRO national team ,,
In june 2003. Pope John Paul 2th visited Rijeka.
I have never seen so many people in Belveder and in front of the residence where he stayed, like those days.
Ceremony had been watched by 100000 people; many of them spent all night on Delta just to be closer when Pope Wojtyla comes.
The City Clock Tower, which was erected upon the former sea-gateway into the fortified city, dominates the main pedestrian area of the town called Korzo. The front of the tower reveals the several Baroque phases with a richly decorated portal.
The tower is flanked by early-classicist palaces, built in the late 18th century after destructions of the city walls.
You need to see Trsat castle. A great view on Rijeka! Also, a monastery with church of Our Lady of Trsat the Queen of Adriatic...
Also follow the Tourist magistrala...
In Korzo pedestrian you''ll find Tourist Office for informations.
The riva of Rijeka, started from Zabica Square, with Royal Navy Palace the first building on the right side of the picture.
During the Hapsburg rules, the town of Rijeka was the biggest port of the empire and the seat of the Hapsburg Roxal navy.
The huge Palace "Adria", named after the first shipping company, was designed by F.Matiasic and finished in 1897, today it is the headquarter of the liner Jadrolinija, the largest liner of Croatia.
The palace is situated on riva, facing the huge port of Rijeka, one of the biggest commercial port of the Adriatic.
This is a shot of Rijeka as it slowly disappears on the horizon. Taken from a ferry vessel called 'Dubrvonik' (headed for a city of the same name).
Fondest memory: Unfortunately, the fondest memory was leaving it. I say this because the boat trip was spectacular.
Favorite thing: We had snuck into an apartment building hoping to get a better peek at the harbour area. Instead, we got a view of the hilltop residential neighbourhoods. It seems like this would be a nice place to live.
Rijeka is a charming port city. It reminds me a lot of Odessa, which is a busy port in my home country (Ukraine). In this photo, you can see "Dubrovnik", a vessel owned by Jadrolinijia (Bullet Line) in the distance. Docked in the harbour, it looked more like an oceangoing ship than a sea ferry.
Fondest memory: I recommend strolling in the harbour and the adjoining hills. I did not get to see much more than that because I had a ferry to catch. The Adriatic Sea route between Rijeka and Dubrovnik (overnight, 20 hours) was spectacular and very inexpensive!
The project of the church was devised mainly by C. Budinich, known by his theoretical research into the Gothic heritage. In this spirit he conceive the building in Venetian Gothic style, inappropriate to Rijeka's tradition, more readily exposed the northern influence.
The construction started in the early 1900s, but extended through several decades. It has remained unfinished, in fact, because the front was to be completed by a bell-beacon tower, according to the original design.
The Capucin Church of Our Lady of Lourdes is two-storey Neo-Gothic building finished in 1935 and designed by K. Budinic. Upon his pilgrimage to Lourdes, Bernardin Skrivanic, superior of Rijeka Capuchin monastery, decided to erect in Rijeka a representative building, hoping it would become a new centre of pilgrimage.
This church is favourite motive of Rijeka postcards.
Fondest memory: The Capuchin church is located on the Zabica Square, named after a long time disappeared fountain.
The palace, so called "Karolina Rijecka", is situated right opposite to the City Clock Tower. Once it was Royal Hotel but nowadays it was turned into the department sore.
The upper-floor facades of the building is decorated by floral ornaments, while ground and mezzanine floors are of the contemporary iron construction.
Above the Baroque gateway, designed by Michelazzio, there are the relieves of the two emperors, Leopold I, who gave to Rijeka the armour in 1659 and Charles VI, who in 1719 proclaimed the town a free port together with Trieste.
Below the clock lies a high relief of the city coat of arms, with two eagles whose heads are turned in the same direction, which is a heraldic curiosity.
Me, among the pidgeons. Ivan took this photo while I was being surrounded with those birds.
Can you just notice my super dark-glowing skin ?
Well, after about 1 week along the Dalmatia Coast, I managed to get that tan !
No toning lotion whatsoever, just natural dark skin by the Dalmatian Sun !